Wheels Up, Guns Down Adds Chaos to Miami Traffic

A Miami traffic scene during the third Wheels Up Guns Down.

The third unofficial MLK Day event challenges Miami police to be ready for bikes to tangle with Miami traffic — on the streets and highways.


By Carli Teproff

For the third year in a row, dozens of ATV and off-road motorcycle riders took to the streets Monday for the annual Wheels Up, Guns Down ride tied to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Traffic came to halt throughout South Florida as riders sped through red lights, popped wheelies and weaved in and out of traffic.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Monday that one motorcyclist — who was part of a larger group of ATV riders — was critically injured when he crashed into a pickup truck at about 5 p.m. on Northwest 27th Avenue and 167th Street. Late Monday night, Miami police responded to a fatality involving a dirt bike at Northwest Sixth Avenue and Northwest 54th Street, police said.

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